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Automation and Instrumentation Technologies
2-year AAS degree

The Automation and Instrumentation Technologies program prepares students for a broad range of careers in the industrial automation and process control sector of industry using industry-guided curriculum combined with practical hands-on labs.

KIBBIE GRANT
Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant.

Automation and Instrumentation Technologies

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FIRST YEAR
First year studies focus on concepts and technologies that include, but are not limited to, basic electrical theory, motors and transformers, industrial controls and wiring, electrical print design and reading, industrial maintenance concepts (mechanical and electrical), applied physics and mathematics.

SECOND YEAR
During the second year, students will gain experience using a variety of solutions including, but not limited to, industrial controls (electric, hydraulic, pneumatic), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), programmable automation controllers (PACs), process and instrumentation technologies, solid-state motor control technologies, automated conveying and material handling systems, inspection technologies, electronic operator interfaces (EOIs), motion control (servo and stepper controls), and automated manufacturing solutions.

GRADUATES
Graduates of this program will be exposed to and have experience with a broad, yet industry-specific, range of technologies and processes that will ensure they are well-rounded technically and will have the foundational knowledge and versatile skill set necessary to continue to learn and succeed in industry today.


INDUSTRY ENDORSEMENTS EARNED
  • OSHA 10-General Industry
  • 50+ High Voltage Arc Flash
  • Residential Voltage Arc Flash
  • Rigging, Lifting and Cribbing
  • JSEA-Job Safety and Environmental Analysis
  • OSHA 10-General Industry
  • 50+ High Voltage Arc Flash
  • Residential Voltage Arc Flash
  • Rigging, Lifting and Cribbing
  • JSEA-Job Safety and Environmental Analysis

Automation Federation The Automation Federation (AF) is an association of member organizations engaged in manufacturing and process automation activities. The Automation Federation provides industry-wide strategic analysis and coordination through its member organizations. The Federation is the only organization that takes a holistic approach to automation; therefore, with the Automation Federationís leadership and support, member organizations can work more effectively to fulfill their individual missions, advance the science and engineering of automation technologies and applications, and develop the workforce needed to capitalize on the benefits of automation.
 
National Fluid Power Association Member The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) serves as a forum where all fluid power channel partners work together to advance fluid power technology, strengthen the fluid power industry and foster membersí success. Members include manufacturers of fluid power system and components, fluid power distributors, suppliers to the fluid peer industry, educators and researchers.

 

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